Editor’s note: This is part two of a story that originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.
Forget drab and dingy. These fun, bright toys will add visual stimulation to your cat’s playtime.
Bring out your kitty’s inner lion with electronic toys from SmartyKat. The realistic cheeps and chirps and natural feathers of the Chit Chatter spark your cat’s instinct to stalk and pounce. Then she can track and chase the crawling Cruzin’ Critter.
More than just fun, these toys provide cats with a kinder outlet for their natural hunting instincts.
Cruzin’ Critter: $12.99; Chit Chatter: $6.99. SmartyKat
Say Yes to Sardines
There’s nothing “fishy” about these toy sardines, made of wool-blend felt and stuffed with catnip. It’s also a plus that they will spice up your cat’s collection of toys.
Set of 3: $18, Miso Handmade
What’s the best way to get your cat off her butt? By giving her a butt to play with. The handmade Nip-in-the-Butt toy has four layers of felt; it’s padded and stuffed with fiberfill and catnip. Your cat will be entertained and kissing butt in no time.
$7 each, 2 Forks Design
Do-nut Worry, Play Happy
Your cat will be hungrier for playtime once she sees the donut catnip toy from Cat Claws. Made with fuzzy plush material and filled with polyester filling and catnip, the adorable toy looks too delicious to resist.
$5.95, Cat Claws
Sea and Play
Not only is this toy octopus made from 100 percent cotton yarn, but it’s also adorable. The irresistible toy has a jingle bell inside for your cat’s enjoyment and comes in a variety of colors.
$10 for a set of two. CherryWillow
Take a Chill Pill
If your cat needs a chill pill, you might as well give her one to play with. The catnip chill pill toy from the NotsoKitty Shop contains enough organic catnip to keep your cat occupied. Comes in red/white or yellow/ blue.